Taken from IMDB: Arthur Williams is a well-known violinist but he has an accident that injures his left-hand fingers and he can no longer play. Being a devotee of the classics, swing music grates his ears. His son, William, also has the soul of a true artist, and while he does well on classical music, his heart is into swing. Needing money, William, enters a contest in which he plans on playing classical music, but his violin has been tampered with by another contestant and when two of his violin strings break, he is forced to play swing.
August 31, 2011 Subject:
The music made it worthwhile
A contrived and unimaginative story, along with wooden and stilted acting in some places, destroyed the value of this film for me as cinema, but the music almost made up for the rest of it. Hearing young Johnny (William Washington) and Mary (Tommiwitta Moore) playing swing on violin and piano was a particular treat. (At the talent contest, the Stevens sisters were cute and charming with their song and tap dance routine, but Darby Jones as Stringbeans Johnston was a travesty on the banjo.) If you enjoy both classical music and swing, this film may be worth a download. Otherwise… (shrug)